THE HOUSE OF SUN-EL: Sun-El Musician, Simmy, Mlindo The Vocalist, and other related artists

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Liking this, and I missed the "Uwrongo" recommendation initially so thanks for that Rob!

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 27 March 2020 16:11 (three months ago) link

uwrongo is the fuckin' jam

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 27 March 2020 17:07 (three months ago) link

some kind of wonderful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnPExiWK6Gg
Mobi Dixon & NaakMusiQ ft. Nichume & Blomzit Avenue • Camagu

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:03 (three months ago) link

well holy crap, is this good enough to make me cry

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:13 (three months ago) link

who's the 1st guy singing? killed it

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:32 (three months ago) link

That would be NaakMusiQ.

It’s an unfortunate choice of words though (not that you would have known), as the female singer on this, Nichume, committed suicide a year ago. I had heard about it, but didn’t realize it was her on this track until just now.

(to make matters worse, Mobi Dixon’s treatment of her -he was her label boss- apparently was a factor in this. damn, I wish I hadn’t known)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:20 (three months ago) link

ugggggghhh. Thanks for the info tho.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:29 (three months ago) link

so there's a "Mzansi House" playlist on Apple Music that seems to be all this sort of stuff. Is that just their name for the playlist or is that a recognized genre name?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:32 (three months ago) link

"Mzansi" stands for South Africa.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:35 (three months ago) link

to quote a Wikipedia quote:

"Mzansi is another black urban vernacular term popular with the youth and standing for South Africa."

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:40 (three months ago) link

thanks again! (I did do a brief google and only saw that it was an obsolete term for someone who yells)

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 22:04 (three months ago) link

DJ Mdix ft. Mpumi • Ngiyazfunela: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viGvEnWMT-8

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 3 April 2020 23:06 (three months ago) link

Sanibonani! It’s official - on Friday the 17th of April I will be releasing my new single titled #Uhuru
17.04.2020
Please save the date #uhuru #azana✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/PD8kUS9i0H

— Sun-EL Musician (@sunelmusicianza) April 6, 2020

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 21:36 (two months ago) link

excited to hear it, certainly an intriguing title

dyl, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 02:48 (two months ago) link

new fiona and new sun-el single on the same day....we are not worthy

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 03:07 (two months ago) link

Mzansi means South, aka South Africa yes, you hear it in the popular expression "no chill in Mzansi".

Nabozo, Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:20 (two months ago) link

man, i need that sun-el right in my veins please

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18:18 (two months ago) link

Surprise! It's gorgeous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eig-q9wPWM
Sun-EL Musician ft. Azana • Uhuru

Sun-El is full of surprises: the new album is called To the World and Beyond.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 April 2020 22:21 (two months ago) link

that Nile Rodgers-like guitar coda is killing me

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 April 2020 22:45 (two months ago) link

the antidote is here

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 April 2020 22:45 (two months ago) link

bump
boost
balm

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 April 2020 16:17 (two months ago) link

hate to say it but it's not knocking my socks off? Seems fine.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 17 April 2020 21:52 (two months ago) link

ya not feeling it either

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 17 April 2020 22:01 (two months ago) link

ILM, it was nice knowing ya

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 April 2020 22:02 (two months ago) link

agreed w/ the others

dyl, Saturday, 18 April 2020 02:51 (two months ago) link

The instrumental track and the singing do not really connect, I find.

Nabozo, Saturday, 18 April 2020 12:18 (two months ago) link

it's perfectly pleasant but there's nothing to really elevate it to the level of his best work and a bit too understated even for him.

ufo, Saturday, 18 April 2020 12:38 (two months ago) link

omfg this is exactly what we need right the fuck now.

It's going to take a lot to best an album as incredible and emotionally uplifting as Africa to the World. This track is lovely, and if the rest of the album is as good as this but not better I'll still be happy. He has a specific vibe that is just romantic and beautiful and does such an amazing job of giving me an "escape" and Uhuru still has that in spades.

octobeard, Monday, 20 April 2020 00:51 (two months ago) link

i don't doubt the album will be really good even if this track is a little more understated than one might have expected from a 'first single' (not that 'understated' is necessarily a bad thing in sun-el's hands)

dyl, Monday, 20 April 2020 16:46 (two months ago) link

yeah same on all points

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 02:37 (two months ago) link

I agree that it’s not as good as a “Sonini” or “Ntaba ezikude” (leaving “Akanamali” out of this, because hors catégorie), but I still think it’s gorgeous.

What puts this song over the top for me is Azana’s vocal - so earnest and affecting.
She seems to be new, she has no footprint (voicetrail?) on Spotify at all, but her Twitter tells me she has an album out in May; the snippets suggest a slightly more jazzy vibe than for instance Simmy.

But maybe y’all wanted Simmy on this?

pic.twitter.com/smpKKYLfWj

— Simmy (@simmymusicsa) April 16, 2020

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 07:40 (two months ago) link

Sweet. What I find funny with this video, is that where we hear house music (and look for certain qualities) South Africans are hearing "their" music under all the lush tapestry, chimes etc.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 22 April 2020 13:08 (two months ago) link

Btw breastcrawl if you're still learning Zulu, Simmy gives her own translation of Ngihamba Nawe (or I Choose You) in the YT comments.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 22 April 2020 13:15 (two months ago) link

oh nice, will have a look! (I’m not actively studying, but I’m much more alert to song titles and stuff, so I do google-translate a lot)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 13:37 (two months ago) link

i want simmy on basically everything.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 15:38 (two months ago) link

co-sign

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 16:22 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

cross-posting with the Moloko thread:

“Sing It Back”, repurposed by Samthing Soweto as a gospel workout, lyrics slighly tweaked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxuqpXRNuUM
Soweto Central Chorus of the Salvation Army ft. Samthing Soweto • Bring It Back

Much better to watch the performance itself, starting from 55:12:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJxmbsgD-Fc

Don’t know if this version predates the much more faithful (!) Sha Sha cover or not (it looks like it was recorded last year as well) - Samthing and Sha Sha are only one step removed from each other obviously.

(Samthing is on two more (consecutive) songs earlier in the concert, “Bawo” and “Mzalwane”, from 11:28 onwards)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 21 May 2020 20:17 (one month ago) link

I don't much care about Moloko, but that was extremely dope

dip to dup (rob), Friday, 22 May 2020 15:04 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9sHZoOnok

More from Azana - Your Love which will serve as the first single of her INGOMA album. I think we had a snippet already.

Nabozo, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:54 (one month ago) link

that's just lovely! my first encounter with her, iirc, but stoked for the album now

dip to dup (rob), Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:30 (one month ago) link

ah I see she's the singer on that slightly controversial Sun El track

dip to dup (rob), Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:31 (one month ago) link

This has been around for ages, but it's such a pretty song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6T-jmm8SH8
Sithelo ft. Skye Wanda • Forever

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:23 (one month ago) link

new single on the way, this sounds nice!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k41_1rDhxpM

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 May 2020 21:53 (one month ago) link

Msaki!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 06:22 (one month ago) link

ubomi abumanga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu02NYBdsbI

monotony, Friday, 29 May 2020 02:38 (one month ago) link

oh wow the horns on this are lovely

ufo, Friday, 29 May 2020 02:47 (one month ago) link

absolutely love it

dyl, Friday, 29 May 2020 05:20 (one month ago) link

yeah, i fuck with this for sure

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 29 May 2020 14:36 (one month ago) link

DJ set by Sun-El, featuring a number of new tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ6NxWLBqdE

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Monday, 1 June 2020 19:56 (one month ago) link

thanks!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 20:02 (one month ago) link


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